Hollywood Suite by Ferde Grofé, A Musical Lesson, Activities & Worksheets


Hollywood Suite is a delightful story of the “behind-the-scenes” activities of a big performance and the “stand-in” that does all the work while the well-known actor receives all the applause. Activities include guided listening and integrated learning through visual art, language arts and dance.


Lesson includes:

  • Lesson plan about the Hollywood Suite by Ferde Grofé
  • Digital links to YouTube videos
  • About the composer Ferde Grofé (including pictures)
  • Vocabulary
  • Full page images that can be used for bulletin board posters
  • Several visual art, music and language arts activities
  • Printable worksheets:
    • Hollywood Suite Art Worksheet
    • Design a Sign Worksheet
    • Design a Set Worksheet
    • Crediting The Stand-In Worksheet
    • The Stand-In Chance Worksheet
    • The Sweepers Worksheet
    • Listen to On the Set – Sweepers Worksheet
    • Listen to The Stand-In Worksheet
    • Listen to Carpenters & Electricians Worksheet
    • From the Hollywood Suite by ferde Grofé Worksheet
    • Listen to Preview Worksheet
    • Listen to Production Number Worksheet
    • Listen to Director – Star – Ensemble Worksheet
    • Hollywood Poem Worksheet

This is the perfect lesson and activity for older elementary school children and teachers. The the entire suite is about 22 minutes long (the movements are 3-5 minutes each) and the lesson could take about 50 minutes. Depending on the activity or activities you choose they could take 15+ minutes to complete.


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